Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus: the game changers

Uranus in Taurus 2018-2019

A slightly shorter version of this article was published earlier in the April May 2018 99 issue of the Uki Village News

Chiron in Aries, beginning a brand new cycle for the Healing Arts

Uranus in Taurus, game changer for Global Finance/Security and more…

Two critical astrological events are in the cards for April-May: Chiron stepping into Aries on April 17 and Uranus into Taurus on May 16.

Chiron Glyph

Chiron is connected with medicine and healing. The last time Chiron passed through Aries was 1968-1977, a period of many ‘revolutions’, including a revival of natural medicine, ancient practices as well as all sorts of alternative healing methods.

Chiron remains in each Sign differing lengths of time, due to its extremely elliptical orbit, this time it will leaving Aries only in 2027. Before entering Aries for good however Chiron will return in Retro motion into Pisces on September 26 2018 to step into Aries again in February 18 2019.

Aries is the traditional starting point of the whole Zodiac, thus representing the beginning of an entire new cycle for any planet entering it. In Chiron’s instance the entire 12 Signs cycle lasts about fifty years. We can expect then, in the next nine years or so, a surge of medical discoveries and new ways of treating illness that will carry us in unexplored pioneering territories.

Uranus Glyph

And now we come to the biggest event: the passage of Uranus into the Fixed Earth Sign of Taurus, on May 16 2018. Uranus will briefly return to Aries on November 7, and will re-enter Taurus, for good, only on March 6 2019. After that the Uranus-Taurus’ transit will last until 2025.

From May 2018 to March 2019 Uranus will hover then on the cusp of Taurus, indicating a period of difficult adjustments for the whole planet. We need to become more grounded despite many disruptions and challenges to our established routines and habits, the things that provide us with a sense of security and comfort.

The ingress of a slow moving planet into a new Sign is always momentous, having a significant impact on individual and the world, especially if your Birth Chart or the Horoscope of a particular nation aligns in some way with it.

Taurus is the astrological symbol for money, wealth, security, finance and Uranus is the planet connected with radical changes, revolutions, turning points etc. During the seven years stay of Uranus in Taurus we will see possibly unprecedented changes in world finance and business.

The last time Uranus entered Taurus, 84 years ago (June1934-March1935) was a period of major upheavals for the world: huge dust storms in the Deep South in the US; massive armaments in Russia, Europe and America; Hitler consolidating his power by becoming German Chancellor; in October the so called Long March led by Mao Zedung began in China; in 1935 German Jews were denied the right to citizenship.  Many of these events are considered precursors to the Second World War, the real game changer!

The April 2018 Taurus New Moon and Mars-Uranus-Mercury

The day before the ingress of Uranus in Taurus, May 15, is the annual Taurus New Moon, when Sun and Moon, conjunct each other, happen to be also aligned to the star Algol (Medusa’s Head) in the constellation Perseus, which the ancient sky watchers deemed powerful and dangerous. I have studied Algol’s effect on world events and famous people for a number of years and found it often related to some major upheavals, like extreme nature events and/or dramatic political developments.

Two major catalysts are also part of this strange New Moon picture: Mercury separating from a conjunction to Uranus while entering Taurus, and Mars, on the cusp Capricorn-Aquarius, at right angle to both Uranus and Mercury. All of the above seems to portend that some major world events could take place around this time.

Australia Horoscope and Uranus in Taurus

With the national Horoscope of Australia in mind (First January 1901, when the Australian Constitution came into force) some clear warning signs become apparent. This is a Saturn Return year for Australia time to grow up, time for reckoning of past mistakes and beginning of a new evolutionary cycle. Transiting Uranus is also sitting on Australia’s Ascendant (cusp Aries-Taurus), meaning that there could be unexpected/abrupt changes in our country, during 2018/2019. These changes will impact on the way Australia is perceived around the world too, the Ascendant representing the outer impact and expression of a personality, being it of an individual or a nation. Talking about individuals, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was born with the Sun at 0 degree Scorpio, meaning that Uranus this year and the next will oppose his Sun’s position, on and off, certainly shaking the status quo in his life and career.

With Saturn slowly moving through cautious and business like Capricorn, Uranus in Taurus and Jupiter in Scorpio shaking up the foundations of our global sense of security, our collective finances, savings and assets, the next twelve months at least don’t seem a propitious period to invest or spend big, or we could incur debts that we may not be able to repay. Common sense and caution need to prevail to cope successfully with rapidly changing circumstances.

Chiron Glyph

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The Waning Moon transits Aquarius from April 9 to 12, between the Capricorn Last Quarter and the Pisces Balsamic Moon Phases

Le Stelle, Tarot Card number 17

AQUARIUS, Moon of knowledge and dispassion
Friendly and eccentric

The WANING MOON TRANSITS AQUARIUS from Monday, April 9, 4.49 pm,
to Thursday, April 12, 4.39 am, with the ingress into PISCES

Suitable energy to make individual choices, to work in groups, to be with friends, to become aware of social issues, to change attitudes, share ideas, do the old thing in a new way, research, understand, study, teach, technology, Astrology, the Net, the unexpected, encounters with strangers or strange, eccentric people, UFO sighting. Purchase of books, encyclopedias, computer programs, computers, technology, electrical appliances. Action motivated by the desire to participate without losing one’s own individuality. Friendly, contained display of feeling, somewhat distant. Beware of coldness, indifference, emotional isolation, cynicism, impracticality, physical inhibitions.

*** In the garden Aquarius is considered too dry and barren for growing anything, but Pine Trees (?). Its energy is suitable for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, harvesting. A ‘work day’ or other group activities in the garden will be ideal.

*** Healing Herbs: Chamomile, Skullcap, Valerian.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Last Quarter to Balsamic GifLast Quarter

The CAPRICORN LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE starts on Sunday, April 8, 5.17 pm,
and ends on Thursday, April 12, 6.59 pm, with the  PISCES BALSAMIC MOON PHASE

If the First Quarter presented us with external challenges to overcome in order to achieve the goal promised by the Full Moon, at the Last Quarter we feel that whatever bar our progress is within us and not without. We can now take responsibility for our life and circumstances. The battle needs to be fought with oneself and not other people. Both Quarters are crucial times that suggest division and strife, but while at the First Quarter we could find refuge in the illusion that the cause of all the problems was someone or something else, now we can clearly see how we contribute to whatever crisis we may be experiencing. The Moon is now 90 degrees behind the Sun, another right angle. The friction generated by the inner dialogue could be very creative if you don’t let it depress you.

*** In the garden we should stop all sowing and planting, and concentrate on soil conditioning and cultivation. Suitable energy also for harvesting and getting rid of unwanted weeds and pests.

Balsamic Moon

The Moon is 45 degrees behind the Sun, only three and half days to New Moon. The Moon light is decreasing rapidly and the lunar energy is now being stored as nutrients in the seeds of future plants. It is also the calm before the storm of activities of the New Moon. Time for contemplation, self reflection and healing. The title Balsamic Moon is derived from the word ‘balsam’, unguent which helps to relieve pain and cure ills. During this time we could distil the essence of our past experience, from the last New Moon up to this point, reflect upon what we have experienced and learnt, getting psychologically ready for the cycle which is about to open. This is a spiritual phase, more suitable for meditation and relaxation than action.

*** In the garden it is certainly no time for planting or sowing, but it is ideal for cultivation, soil conditioning, eradicating pests and unwanted plants and to prune in order to retard growth.

The Waning Moon transits Capricorn from Saturday, April 7, to Monday, April 9, between the Scorpio Disseminating and the Capricorn Last Quarter Moon Phases

Arcadian Herdsman null Edward Calvert 1799-1883 Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T08828

Arcadian Herdsman null Edward Calvert 1799-1883 Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T08828

CAPRICORN, Moon of responsibility and ambition
Practical and efficient

The WANING MOON TRANSITS CAPRICORN from Saturday, April 7, 4.01 am,
to Monday, April 9, 4.49 with the ingress into AQUARIUS.

Suitable energy for working, planning, seeking employment, building, creating the foundations of something lasting, looking after the oldies, family business, saving, budgeting, studying serious subjects, scholarly work, pursuit of excellence. Important purchases, house, real estate, business, cars, antiques, insurance policies, payment of taxes and government fees. Action motivated by practical goals and the need for structure. Cool display of feeling, but sensual, committed, protective. Beware of rigidity, bossiness, authoritarian ways, paternalism, pessimism, depression, cynicism.

*** In the garden Capricorn is traditionally considered a productive Sign, especially suitable for growing Perennials, Trees and Vines. Any planting indeed that is meant to last a long time is well done in this earthy and reliable Sign. It is also a good Moon transit to plant root crops like potatoes and carrots. Fertilizing, especially slow release, recommended.

*** Healing Herbs: Comfrey, Rue, Sarsaparilla, Wintergreen.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Disseminating MoonDisseminating Moon Phase

The SCORPIO DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE starts on Wednesday, April 4, 4.45 pm,
and ends on Sunday, April 8, 5.17 pm,  with the  CAPRICORN LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE

The Moon is now on her return journey. This phase occurs three and half days past the Full Moon. It has been given this name because this is a time for spreading and sharing the knowledge or realization we have gathered at the Full Moon. It is the first step on the inner journey which began at the Full Moon, but it can still be an active time in the world too, with the need to reach out to others. The Moon has past her prime, but her still strong light is a reminder of her recent fullness.

*** In the garden, despite the rapidly diminishing Moon light, this is a productive time for growing things and also to apply slow release fertilizer. The fact that these are the last available days for planting before the Last Quarter should work as an incentive to get going. Favorite plants to grow during this first week of the waning cycle are the Perennials, Biennials and Root Crops because the Moon energy is being stored underground in anticipation of the resting period not too far ahead.

Last Quarter to Balsamic GifLast Quarter

If the First Quarter presented us with external challenges to overcome in order to achieve the goal promised by the Full Moon, at the Last Quarter we feel that whatever bar our progress is within us and not without. We can now take responsibility for our life and circumstances. The battle needs to be fought with oneself and not other people. Both Quarters are crucial times that suggest division and strife, but while at the First Quarter we could find refuge in the illusion that the cause of all the problems was someone or something else, now we can clearly see how we contribute to whatever crisis we may be experiencing. The Moon is now 90 degrees behind the Sun, another right angle. The friction generated by the inner dialogue could be very creative if you don’t let it depress you.

*** In the garden we should stop all sowing and planting, and concentrate on soil conditioning and cultivation. Suitable energy also for harvesting and getting rid of unwanted weeds and pests.

Saturday, April 7: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Living Moon Astrology Everyday Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope & Data

Aries

The SUN will transit ARIES from March 21, 3.15 am, to April 20, 2.12 pm, 2018, to enter Taurus

Sunrise Sun’s Degree on April 7, 2018

ARIES 16°47’53

CARDINAL/FIRE

Second Decan of ARIES (portion of ten degrees):ARIES/LEO

Seven Dwad of ARIES (portion of 2.5 degrees): ARIES/LIBRA

And HERE you’ll find my take on the Major Transits for 2018, in a nutshell.

(my Dwad Table)

The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Eastern Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich).
Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone. Daylight Saving ended in NSW on April 1, at 3 am.
Sunrise Horoscope April 7 2018

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The Waning Moon transits Sagittarius from April 4 to 6, during the Scorpio Disseminating Phase

Artwork by Tracie Grimwood

Artwork by Tracie Grimwood

SAGITTARIUS, Moon of the questing spirit and prophecy
Adventurous, independent

The WANING MOON TRANSITS SAGITTARIUS from Wednesday, April 4, 4.54 pm,
to April 7, 4.01 am, with the ingress into CAPRICORN

Suitable energy for traveling, exploring, radiating optimism, engaging in philosophical discussions, speculations, risk taking, gambling, adventures, trekking, camping out, wild life, search for God or Guru. Purchase of travel tickets, camping gear, cars, bikes, horses, dogs, raffle and lottery tickets. Action motivated by the desire to explore behind the personal sphere. Friendly display of feelings, gregarious and warm, but extremely independent and often unreliable. Beware of self inflation, preaching, boasting, being fanatical, overbearing, self righteous, impatient, uncompromising.

*** In the garden Sagittarius, like all Fire Signs, is traditionally considered too hot, dry and barren for growing anything, with the exception of Fruit Trees. Its energy is suitable for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, and harvesting. A day with your favorite pet could prove rewarding, and so will be a night under the stars.

*** Healing Herbs: Dandelion, Garlic, Horsetail, Onions.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Disseminating Moon PhaseDisseminating Moon

The SCORPIO DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE starts on Wednesday, April 4, 4.45 pm,
and ends on Sunday, April 8, 5.17 pm, with the CAPRICORN LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE

The Moon is now on her return journey. This phase occurs three and half days past the Full Moon. It has been given this name because this is a time for spreading and sharing the knowledge or realization we have gathered at the Full Moon. It is the first step on the inner journey which began at the Full Moon, but it can still be an active time in the world too, with the need to reach out to others. The Moon has past her prime, but her still strong light is a reminder of her recent fullness.

*** In the garden, despite the rapidly diminishing Moon light, this is a productive time for growing things and also to apply slow release fertilizer. The fact that these are the last available days for planting before the Last Quarter should work as an incentive to get going. Favourite plants to grow during this first week of the waning cycle are the Perennials, Biennials and Root Crops because the Moon energy is being stored underground in anticipation of the resting period not too far ahead.

The Waning Moon transits Scorpio from April 2 to 4, between the Libra Full Moon and the Scorpio Disseminating Phase

'Kiss' by Armen Vahramyan

‘Kiss’ by Armen Vahramyan

SCORPIO, Moon of depth and resourcefulness
Emotionally supportive and resilient

The WANING MOON TRANSITS SCORPIO from Monday, April 2, 9.57 am,
to Wednesday, April 4, 4.54 pm, with the ingress into SAGITTARIUS

Suitable energy for cleansing, getting rid of the old, spring cleaning, rubbish removal, recycling, nursing, practical and emotional support, midwifery, intimacy, partnership in business, profound talks, sharing secrets, healing old wounds, cultivating psychic powers, studying occult subjects. Purchase of insurance policies, underwear, hygiene articles, medicines, medical equipment, payment of bills, fees and taxes, collecting debts. Helping the dying, honoring the dead. Action motivated by the desire to experience, to know or to control. Reserved and deep feelings, strong attachments, intense likes and dislikes. Beware of wilfulness, emotional control, resentments, obsessive thoughts, unyielding attitudes.

*** In the garden Scorpio is a very fertile Sign. It is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and irrigation. It promotes sturdy roots. Corn, squashes and tomatoes seem to like particularly to be transplanted when the Moon is in Scorpio.

*** Healing Herbs: Aloe, Don Quai, Ginseng.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Full Moon

Full to Disseminating Moon

Full to Disseminating Moon

The LIBRA FULL MOON  PHASE starts on Saturday, March 31, 11.36 pm,
and ends on Friday, April 4, 4.45 pm, with the SCORPIO DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE

At Full Moon the Moon has reached a distance of 180 degrees ahead of the Sun, becoming diametrically opposed to it, with planet Earth in the middle. This is symbolically harvest time, when we reap what we have sown in the waxing period. We might experience success or failure, but either way we are coming to some important realization. The cycle has now reached its half way mark and is at its most intense. Like the New Moon a fortnight earlier this is also a time for new beginnings, not in the naïve, tentative way of the New Moon, but in a more mature and conscious way.

***  In the garden the Full Moon is a great divide: before the exact phase the increasing light and surging energy are particularly good for Annuals and above the ground crops; after the phase Perennials, Biennials, Trees and Root crops are more suited. Traditionally no sowing or planting are recommended however twelve hours before or after the phase itself. Some authors suggest even 24 hours.

Disseminating Moon PhaseDisseminating Moon

The Moon is now on her return journey. This phase occurs three and half days past the Full Moon. It has been given this name because this is a time for spreading and sharing the knowledge or realization we have gathered at the Full Moon. It is the first step on the inner journey which began at the Full Moon, but it can still be an active time in the world too, with the need to reach out to others. The Moon has past her prime, but her still strong light is a reminder of her recent fullness.

*** In the garden, despite the rapidly diminishing Moon light, this is a productive time for growing things and also to apply slow release fertilizer. The fact that these are the last available days for planting before the Last Quarter should work as an incentive to get going. Favourite plants to grow during this first week of the waning cycle are the Perennials, Biennials and Root Crops because the Moon energy is being stored underground in anticipation of the resting period not too far ahead.

Easter Sunday, April 1: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Living Moon Astrology Everyday Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope & Data

Aries

The SUN will transit ARIES from March 21, 3.15 am, to April 20, 2.12 pm, 2018, to enter Taurus

Sunrise Sun’s Degree on April 1, 2018

ARIES 11°02’52

CARDINAL/FIRE

Second Decan of ARIES (portion of ten degrees):ARIES/LEO

Fifth Dwad of ARIES (portion of 2.5 degrees): ARIES/LEO

And HERE you’ll find my take on the Major Transits for 2018, in a nutshell.

(my Dwad Table)

The time for the following Sunrise Charts is Australian Eastern Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich).
Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone. Daylight Saving ended in NSW on April 1, at 3 am.
Sunrise Horoscope April 1 2018

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Sunrise Horoscope Data April 1 2018

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